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  • 1. Westward Expansion SOL US1.8c Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  • 2. Essential Knowledge <ul><li>Prior to the Civil War, most industrialization in America was in the North; however, the equipment produced in the North had an impact on the farming society in the South. </li></ul>
  • 3. Key Words <ul><li>Inventor: someone who is the first to think of or make something. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur: someone who organizes resources to bring a new or better good or service to market in hopes of earning a profit. </li></ul>
  • 4. Essential Questions <ul><li>How did inventors and entrepreneurs affect the lives of Americans? </li></ul>
  • 5. The Cotton Gin <ul><li>The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney. </li></ul><ul><li>It increased the production of cotton and thus increased the need for slave labor to cultivate and pick the cotton. </li></ul>http://www.ferdinando.org.uk/images/Cotton%20Gin.jpg http://www.brooklin-es.u76.k12.me.us/emints/irwebquest/whitney.jpg
  • 6. The Reaper <ul><li>Jo Anderson (a slave) and Cyrus McCormick worked to invent the reaper. </li></ul><ul><li>McCormick was an entrepreneur who brought the reaper to market. </li></ul><ul><li>The reaper increased the productivity of the American farmer. </li></ul>http://socialstudies.cayennepaper.com/reaper.JPG http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/images/Cyrus_McCormick.jpg
  • 7. The Steamboat <ul><li>The steamboat was invented by Robert Fulton. </li></ul><ul><li>It provided faster river transportation that connected Southern plantations and farms to Northern industries. </li></ul>http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://kohm.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/800px-clermont_illustration_-_robert_fulton_-_ http://www.ulster.net/~hrmm/press/fulton/robert_fulton7.jpg
  • 8. The Steam Locomotive <ul><li>The steam locomotive provided faster land transportation. </li></ul>http://www.sandovalsignpost.com/oct05/assets/images/SteamEngine2.jpg

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